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May 27, 1992
St. Louis' first run in a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles at Busch Stadium last night was a milestone for All-Star Ozzie Smith, who tripled leading off the fourth for his 2,000th career hit.Smith, 37, wiped tears from his eyes as 22,494 gave him a prolonged standing ovation. Smith is in the final year of his contract and has said he does not expect the Cardinals to sign him for 1993."It's probably my last season in St. Louis and it's dedicated to those fans who were cheering me," Smith said.Smith became the 15th active player to reach the 2,000-hit mark.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
A new series on MLB Network, "My Most Memorable Game," debuts tonight at 9 p.m. with Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. talking about a notable game from his career. Anyone want to guess which one he'll be discussing? OK, so it's not surprising that the Iron Man will talk about the game against the California Angels on Sept. 6, 1995 at Camden Yards -- the night he broke Lou Gehrig's record by playing in his 2,131st straight game. But it should still be an interesting show for Orioles fans.
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By Ken Rosenthal | March 6, 1992
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- One is 5-foot-10, the other 6-foot-4. They are the two greatest shortstops of their era, yet they're impossible to compare.Ozzie Smith redefined the position acrobatically, Cal Ripken analytically. Smith answered critics who said he couldn't hit. Ripken answered those who said he couldn't field.Together, they have combined to play more than 3,000 major-league games, but today's Grapefruit League opener between the Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals marks only the 15th time they have appeared on the same North American field.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | February 27, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -It was during another monotonous fielding drill last week when first baseman Aubrey Huff's attention was diverted to the left side of the infield. There, Cesar Izturis stood with his back to home plate, effortlessly fielding balls from third base coach Juan Samuel. "It was like he was getting so bored and it was so easy for him, he wanted to invent stuff out there so he started fielding balls behind him," Huff said. "It makes me jealous how somebody can be so good at fielding the baseball."
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August 10, 2002
On deck The Cardinals will unveil a statue of the newest Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smith, tomorrow outside Busch Stadium. He said it "It's like coming home. Playing in Cleveland was a life-changing experience. Sellouts every night, lots of wins, and people in the stands that love you capped it all off." Orel Hershiser, Rangers pitching coach and former Indians pitcher
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July 27, 1995
Kevin Bass,Orioles outfielderHis five major-leaguers (past or present) with the best wardrobes:1. Ozzie Smith "He's really up there. Ozzie can dress."2. Doc Gooden "Doc is pretty close to Ozzie. He looked smooth every day."3. Kevin Mitchell "Mitch always dressed real well."4. Jerry Mumphrey "He was a stylish guy when I played with him."5. Kevin Bass "Of course. . . . I like the way I dress."
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | December 4, 1990
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken set seven major-league defensive records last season, but it wasn't enough for him to earn his first Rawlings Gold Glove, an award decided by a vote of major-league managers and coaches.The Chicago White Sox's Ozzie Guillen today received his first Gold Glove despite making 17 errors last season. Ripken, a nine-year veteran, made only three."I'd like to win one of those things to be honest with you," Ripken said. "I hadn't gotten my hopes up too high.
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By Ken Murray | June 22, 1993
Matt Williams of the San Francisco Giants leads the National League in homers (21) and RBI (63), but he could use some of teammate Barry Bonds' fan support to nail down the starting third base assignment in the 64th All-Star Game.After three weeks of balloting, Williams leads Gary Sheffield of the San Diego Padres by 1,065 votes, the closest position race in the NL. Even Terry Pendleton of the Atlanta Braves is in striking distance, 16,000 votes behind in third place.The smallest margin of victory in All-Star balloting was Manny Trillo's 1,625-vote decision at second base over Steve Sax in 1982.
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By Bill Madden and Bill Madden,New York Daily News | March 4, 1992
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ozzie Smith, who was baseball's first $2-million-per-year man in what now seems to be some other lifetime, was admittedly having trouble yesterday comprehending what it was to suddenly be a part of the game's middle class.At 37, the St. Louis Cardinals' Wizard of Oz knows the yellow brick road that Ryne Sandberg just followed over the $7-million-per-year rainbow is closed to him forever. Then again, he never dreamed such a dream would come true for any ballplayer. But as long as it has, it might as well be Sandberg.
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By Peter Pascarelli and Peter Pascarelli,The Sporting News | December 30, 1993
This holiday season is a fitting time to be reminded that amid all the greed, arrogance and stupidity that permeates baseball's players and owners, there's a lot of good being done.For decades, the National Football League has made television viewers weepy with slick and effective promotional spots for its charitable endeavors. On the other hand, baseball has all too often prevented its good side from being seen through the contentious, dollar-signed cloud that has dominated its affairs.Image is everything, as that twit tennis player often spouts.
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | May 14, 2006
On one end of the clubhouse stands a ring of reporters around an empty locker, waiting for San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds to appear and maybe, just maybe, offer words of surly wisdom - or at least an expletive. Five lockers down sits another veteran player, another guy who is chasing history and a longevity record set by a Hall of Famer. He sits by himself. A perfect contrast in the imperfect world of sports. While every move of Bonds' is chronicled despite his contempt for the media, his always-approachable teammate, shortstop Omar Vizquel, remains virtually unnoticed, drinking a power shake and organizing his sanitary socks.
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August 10, 2002
On deck The Cardinals will unveil a statue of the newest Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smith, tomorrow outside Busch Stadium. He said it "It's like coming home. Playing in Cleveland was a life-changing experience. Sellouts every night, lots of wins, and people in the stands that love you capped it all off." Orel Hershiser, Rangers pitching coach and former Indians pitcher
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1996
New St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa won't be in uniform for a few more weeks, but he's working to defuse a potential problem: what to do with the Wizard.The new-look Cardinals still have veteran shortstop Ozzie Smith on the roster. They also have young Royce Clayton, one of several off-season acquisitions expected to make the club a strong contender in the National League Central. La Russa will have to choose between them this spring, and he's laying down the ground rules right now."
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July 27, 1995
Kevin Bass,Orioles outfielderHis five major-leaguers (past or present) with the best wardrobes:1. Ozzie Smith "He's really up there. Ozzie can dress."2. Doc Gooden "Doc is pretty close to Ozzie. He looked smooth every day."3. Kevin Mitchell "Mitch always dressed real well."4. Jerry Mumphrey "He was a stylish guy when I played with him."5. Kevin Bass "Of course. . . . I like the way I dress."
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By Peter Pascarelli and Peter Pascarelli,The Sporting News | December 30, 1993
This holiday season is a fitting time to be reminded that amid all the greed, arrogance and stupidity that permeates baseball's players and owners, there's a lot of good being done.For decades, the National Football League has made television viewers weepy with slick and effective promotional spots for its charitable endeavors. On the other hand, baseball has all too often prevented its good side from being seen through the contentious, dollar-signed cloud that has dominated its affairs.Image is everything, as that twit tennis player often spouts.
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By Ken Murray | June 22, 1993
Matt Williams of the San Francisco Giants leads the National League in homers (21) and RBI (63), but he could use some of teammate Barry Bonds' fan support to nail down the starting third base assignment in the 64th All-Star Game.After three weeks of balloting, Williams leads Gary Sheffield of the San Diego Padres by 1,065 votes, the closest position race in the NL. Even Terry Pendleton of the Atlanta Braves is in striking distance, 16,000 votes behind in third place.The smallest margin of victory in All-Star balloting was Manny Trillo's 1,625-vote decision at second base over Steve Sax in 1982.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1996
New St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa won't be in uniform for a few more weeks, but he's working to defuse a potential problem: what to do with the Wizard.The new-look Cardinals still have veteran shortstop Ozzie Smith on the roster. They also have young Royce Clayton, one of several off-season acquisitions expected to make the club a strong contender in the National League Central. La Russa will have to choose between them this spring, and he's laying down the ground rules right now."
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | May 14, 2006
On one end of the clubhouse stands a ring of reporters around an empty locker, waiting for San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds to appear and maybe, just maybe, offer words of surly wisdom - or at least an expletive. Five lockers down sits another veteran player, another guy who is chasing history and a longevity record set by a Hall of Famer. He sits by himself. A perfect contrast in the imperfect world of sports. While every move of Bonds' is chronicled despite his contempt for the media, his always-approachable teammate, shortstop Omar Vizquel, remains virtually unnoticed, drinking a power shake and organizing his sanitary socks.
SPORTS
May 27, 1992
St. Louis' first run in a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles at Busch Stadium last night was a milestone for All-Star Ozzie Smith, who tripled leading off the fourth for his 2,000th career hit.Smith, 37, wiped tears from his eyes as 22,494 gave him a prolonged standing ovation. Smith is in the final year of his contract and has said he does not expect the Cardinals to sign him for 1993."It's probably my last season in St. Louis and it's dedicated to those fans who were cheering me," Smith said.Smith became the 15th active player to reach the 2,000-hit mark.
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By Ken Rosenthal | March 6, 1992
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- One is 5-foot-10, the other 6-foot-4. They are the two greatest shortstops of their era, yet they're impossible to compare.Ozzie Smith redefined the position acrobatically, Cal Ripken analytically. Smith answered critics who said he couldn't hit. Ripken answered those who said he couldn't field.Together, they have combined to play more than 3,000 major-league games, but today's Grapefruit League opener between the Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals marks only the 15th time they have appeared on the same North American field.
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